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Saudi Arabia: Partial Criminal Justice Revisions

Expand Ali al-Nimr is one of at least three Saudi men currently on death row for protest-related crimes committed when they were children. © 2011 Eshaparvathi/Creative Commons (Beirut) – Saudi Arabia has introduced criminal justice changes that will curb the death penalty for some child offenders and end flogging as a punishment for some crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi Arabia should make the prohibitions on flogging and on executing children absolute. The local newspaper Okaz confirmed both decreed changes but clarified that they do not apply to certain categories of offenses…

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